3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as routine as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot more difficult than they need to be. Of course heating and cooling isn’t exempt from this either, as there are a few things that we don’t do that might possibly lead to AC repair. While the desire is to get around these scenarios, we’ve put together three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair. Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you could need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get an expert opinion before anything bigger arises. Forget about your air filter Air filters are one of the most basic things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them routinely. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility costs. Switching your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to get ahold of James Heating & A/C, Inc and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb if it develops larger concerns that require AC repair. Regardless of the age of your air conditioner, there are things that can be done to defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call James Heating & A/C, Inc at 336-853-6070 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.